Skeptics Bring Science to UN; Democrats and Alarmists Ignore It
by Alex Newman
In addition to ignoring the political realities in the United States, American Democrats and climate alarmists from around the world ignored the science while gathered in Madrid for this year’s United Nations “climate” summit. But it was not for lack of experts or scientific evidence.
In fact, prestigious scientists from all over the planet gathered to rebut the global-warming alarmism coming from the UN 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25). One top scientist blasted the “phoniness of this bizarre environmental cult” and the “non-existent climate emergency” it is pushing. Participants at the UN summit, though, are not interested in the truth, experts at COP25 told The New American magazine from the summit.
The Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL), which represents hundreds of scientists and experts who reject the notion of a “climate emergency,” presented its petition in Madrid. The document has already been presented to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the European Commission, and the EU “Parliament.”
As usual, though, the establishment media and advocates of a global “climate” regime to rule over humanity carefully avoided the science and the facts. Instead, they all bowed down to shouting children — at least the children who support their narrative and agenda. Children who expose the fraud, though, were ignored, too.
Perhaps the most high-profile scientific event on the sidelines of the UN COP25 was a December 3 gathering in Madrid at the Climate Reality Conference under the banner “Rebutting the United Nations’ Climate Delusion.” It was sponsored by the Heartland Institute, the CO2 Coalition, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), and the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE).
“One of the biggest examples of fake news even before the invention of fake news is ‘settled science,’” said General Secretary Wolfgang Müller with EIKE, Germany’s leading think tank for climate and energy policies. “If it’s settled, it’s not science. If it’s done by consensus, it’s not science, and vice versa.”
Speaking from inside the UN COP25 conference, Müller told The New American at COP25 that there appeared to be a deliberate effort to prevent any questions directed at alarmism-promoting scientists and experts at the UN summit. He also noted that blatantly incorrect and unscientific assertions on everything from hurricanes to climate were being allowed at the UN summit, with no hint of reality allowed in.
Dr. William Happer (shown above), an internationally renowned Princeton physicist who served President Trump on the National Security Council, had even harsher words. “We are here under false pretenses, wasting our time talking about a non-existent climate emergency,” Happer said at the skeptical gathering countering UN propaganda that has duped so many well-meaning people.
“It’s hard to understand how much further the shrillness can go, as this started out as global warming, then it was climate change or global weirding, now it is climate crisis and climate emergency, what next, but stick around, it will happen,” the physicist explained. “I hope sooner or later enough people recognize the phoniness of this bizarre environmental cult and bring it to an end.”
Happer also suggested that this would end badly for everyone. “We have a climate crusade … this is not science, it’s a religion,” he declared. “Crusades have a bad way of ending. Typically many, many people are hurt, no good is done, but a few cynical opportunists profit and most people pay the price. The same thing will happen with the climate crusade if we permit it to go forward, and I pray that we can stop it before it does too much damage.”
Happer, who previously told The New American that more CO2 would be very good for the planet, said Trump was hoping to bring “rationality” back into the climate discussion and policy. “He is very sympathetic,” said Happer, who was tapped by the president even before he was sworn in. “Personally, he feels very strongly that way.”